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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
on america's best networks. you saved $146.76 by switching to straight talk. awesome! now you can afford to share your allowance with me. get the season's hottest smartphones like the samsung galaxy s2 and get straight talk with unlimited data for just $45 a month -- from america's gift headquarters. walmart. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios >>> good morning. it's 8:26 on this sunday, december 23rd. i am richard jordon. topping your news, police say a serial arsonist has struck again. this is the 37th time since november 13th somebody has set fire to an abandoned structure in the county. nobody has been hurt in any of the incidents and police believe the same person is behind most of the fires. >>> and then police cruz are trying to figure out what caused the fire that displaced four. firefighters say it looked like it started in the garage. the family got out of the home unscathed but they are looking fo
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
force stands ready at america's biggest block party. >> 54 checkpoints into the core at times square area. people will be safe. we believe it's the safest location in america, times square. >> reporter: unlike new year's celebrations past, nypd has received no specific threats this year, but will be on high alert for signs of trouble in whatever form it may come. >> we use our helicopters in the air, observation posts. we have chemical radiologic al, police on scooters. it is a major commitment on the part of the department. >> reporter: and the department gets major kudos from this former secret service agent who safeguarded president obama in venues large and small. >> the world has changed so the game has changed and people want to see that force there. they want to see the uniforms and the police personnel, they want to see those tactical teams on the ground. it gives them a sense of security. >> security aside, preparations for fun and games have been ongoing for days. 2013 is in place. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: the confetti has been tested. yes, they actually test it. an
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Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
enhanced swivel steering, and the shark is now the most recommended vacuum brand in america. >> lord love a duck. is there anything it doesn't do? >> it doesn't cost $600. >> hey... [comical drumbeat] >> announcer: the trouble with most vacuums? as soon as you turn them on they begin to clog and lose suction. and they're so heavy and hard to steer. dyson solved those problems with their no loss of suction and steering technology, but those solutions cost nearly $600. two years ago shark introduced their amazing lift-away upright which truly revolutionized the vacuum industry because it too offered no loss of suction and swivel steering technology. but it also featured a sealed system, and it converted into a lightweight and portable vacuum, all for one-third the price of a dyson. even after two years of home usage, the result is over 95% of shark owners still recommend it to a friend. go online yourself to see all the four- and five-star reviews the shark has earned. all this proudly made shark the most recommended vacuum in america. and now shark has redefined the vacuum industry ag
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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
sponsored by the neighborhood assistance corporation of america or naca. >> welcome, everybody -- >> reporter: and a chance to hang on to their american dream. dave and leslie hurst flew in from boulder, colorado. >> we're behind in our mortgage and in foreclosure. and we'll lose our in a moment we don't get our loan modified. >> reporter: he works with teens, she's a real estate broker. during the recession, their incomes plummeted and they got behind. their foreclosure notice arrived a few weeks ago. at the home they share with their three children. >> hardship -- >> reporter: desiree harvey, a college computer technician, says she's struggling to help support three generations of her family and keep this home. >> i'm just falling behind. i've worked -- i haven't had a raise in five years. >> reporter: both took on mortgage loans and debt which they could no longer afford. >> everything is free -- >> reporter: naca is the brainchild of bruce marks, a former bank regulator who now calls himself a nonviolent bank terrorist. >> wells fargo. wells fargo. bank of america. welcome.
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Dec 31, 2012 9:00am EST
? >> beyonce, we voted her america's hottest mom in our fashion issue in september. she never stop ped as well. there was never a bad moment. the thing about beyo nce is that even on the street she looked amazing. red carpets, on the street. she tore it up everywhere. kate middleton, of course, had many more public appearances. but beyonce had a year where she really laid low and was a mom and looked good. >> that's where you separate the men from the boys. >> stars just like us, taking out their garbage, they look gorgeous. >> we also had michelle williams, who looked perfect, heidi klum, gwyneth paltrow. >> let's talk it girl in hollywood. >> of course, jennifer lawrence. she started out with the hunger games and everyone thought she's like the new kristen stewart but then did a 180 when silver linings playbook came about. nominated for a golden globe. it will be her year in 2013 because another hunger games movie is coming. >> she is so good. >> and just likable, too. >> showed such versatility. both roles were totally opposite. she was amazing in both. >> besides willie geist,
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Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
. from america's gift headquarters. walmart. >>> this is a news 4 newsbreak. >> good morning. it is 7:26 on monday, december 17. i'm aaron gilchrist. breaking news on the roads. >> if folks are northbound, gw parkway, the ramp to the inner loop shut down because of an accident in the area. you are seeing delays as you travel northbound. let's shoot over to delays on i-270. a foggy commute for you. southbound at shady grove the delays start in german town continuing to rockville. on 395 northbound, usual delays to the 14th street bridge. >> our headlines, today is the first day of classes since the tragedy in connecticut. local classrooms making sure students will feel safe. they don't know of specific threats but want to make sure students and parents feel safe. >>> a plan to help d.c. flood victims with a $1 million repair fund could come to a halt. the washington post says mayor gray and leaders at d.c. water want to stop a plan to reimburse victims in northwest washington. it could set a precedent making taxpayers responsible for future uninsured claims. your forecast is after th
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
coverage? same coverage on america's best networks. you saved $146.76 by switching to straight talk. awesome! now you can afford to share your allowance with me. get the season's hottest smartphones like the samsung galaxy s2 and get straight talk with unlimited data for just $45 a month -- from america's gift headquarters. walmart. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios >> good morning everyone. it's 8:26. here's a look at some of our top stories. three county officers are being credited for pulling a man from a burning car. he was driving in bethlehem boulevard 2:30 saturday morning when he lost control of his truck and hit a light pole. officers arrived to find a car smoking. he managed to rescue him before it burst into flames. ate this hour there's no word on this condition or what caused the accident. an annual holiday tradition made all the difference for families in curtis bay who have fallen on hard time
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
. >>> still ahead, how the tragedy in connecticut has heated up the debate over guns in america. should assault rifles be banned? we'll get into that. >>> also, our friend maria shriver will join us live to talk about dealing with grief. but first, these messages and a check of your local news and weather. [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. home of the meaty, melty mcdouble you love. and other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ on mcdonald's dollar menu. nature's true celebrities aren't always the most obvious. take the humble stevia plant, with a surprising secret to share: sweetness. truvia swee
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00am EST
prominence around america grew more intense. on sunday in an exclusive appearance on "meet the press," the head of the nation's largest and most powerful gun lobby, the national rifle association, defended and expanded upon comments he made friday when he called on congress to fund armed officers in public schools. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what, i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. >> laperriere's position set off a flurry of public criticism, a sentiment shared by some long-time newtown residents. >> we lost 20 beautiful young children and six educators. it hurts to think we can't as a community come together with more he restrictive rules and regulations to prohibit the sale of these weapons. >> the management of nra is real not taking their responsibility for what they are doing. >> reporter: in the meantime the mother of 6-year-old noah pozner told nbc news how difficult his death has been on her family, especially on her youngest surviving child.
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
are adopted here in america than any other country. we're talking tens of thousands of country over the last 20 years or so. as of this morning, russia has just made this illegal effective immediately in a sort of diplomatic dispute with the u.s. that seems to have very little to do with the children. they're like any proud parent. americans posting their stories of adopting russian children, showing their happiness on the internet. >> so we're leaving. >> this family traveled to russia in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >> now at home, ben just turned 7, very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> celebrating the holidays, last christmas they decided to adopt a second russian child, prepared to work through those sticky wheels of bureaucracy all over again. now it's politics threatening to derail thei
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
fashions. at kay, the number-one jewelry store in america. ohhhh. right. ♪ every kiss begins with kay [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. >>> mtv gave birth 20 years ago to reality television with its ground-breaking show "the real world." once the home of music videos the network is known for controversial hits like "teen mom" and jersey shore." as michelle franzen, the next reality offering is drawing protest before it airs. >> reporter: mtv is at it again with another reality series following the highs but mostly lows of teens gone wild with cameras rolling. >> we're young, free, and buck wild. >> reporter: "buckwild" centers around a group of friends living it up in a west virginia town. >> this is how you make tater salad in west virginia. >> reporter: the southern version of "the jersey shore" where snooki and the situation became household names for what they did on camera and off. >> i never cheated on him. >> these shows get crazy and while
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Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
say they were actually stolen from her. >>> the showdown over guns in america is taking center stage in northern virginia. scores of gun owners are being met by scores of anti-gun activists at one of the largest gun shows. sales of the bushmaster semiautomatic rifle are brisk driven by fear congress will install the man. >>> an arrest in the second subway bush death this month. she told them she shoved the victim off and to his death because she hates muslims since september 11th. 31-year-old erica menendez could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. >>> 50 american troops are helping u.s. citizens and diplomates evacuate the central african republic. president obama ordered the evacuation after heavy criticism of the administration security response for the september 11th attack in benghazi. >>> george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and in a regular room in houston. a spokesman says his condition is improving. the 88-year-old has been hospitalized for more than a month with complications related to bronchitis >>> on december 31st, 1907, the first big ball drop took place
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
coming to us from the structures that america created in afghanistan in the private security firms. the contractors that they promoted at the cost of afghan people. and the way they behaved with afghan people and the anger that has caused in the afghan people, and the resulting insecurity. >> would you say you believe that some of these would be intentional insecurity brought by nato in the united states? >> there is a very strong perception that some of that insecurity is intentional, yes. >> reporter: and when i asked him if he trusted the united states' motives in afghanistan he said, once bitten, twice shy. natalie? >> thanks so much, atia. >>> a new york city homeless man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man pushed in front of a subway train. 30-year-old naeem davis is being held without bail. he served two years in prison for robbery. on wednesday, the victim's family spoke out. his daughter says she wishes someone had helped her father off the tracks but said, quote, what is done is done. >>> a candle light vigil in iowa on wednesday. hunters discovere
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Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
imports to meet our demand. >> reporter: importantly, america is using nearly 700,000 fewer barrels of oil each year than we did back in 2007. so with domestic production rising, does that mean we'll never again have to worry about $4 or $5 a gallon gas? well, not yet. >> there is a very real, very good possibility that we see $4 a gallon nationally here this spring. $5 a gallon is still something we're looking at. wouldn't be surprised to see a few pumps at $5 a gallon, should there be another refining issue. >> reporter: for now, americans will have a few extra dollars in their pockets to spend on family and friends this holiday season. we should note that the folks in new york hit hard by hurricane sandy are still paying, on average, $3.81 a gallon, 50 cents more than the rest of the country. prices there are also expected to start coming down. matt, back to you. >> tom costello, thank you very much. savann savannah? >>> the first family attended a party last night. peter alexander has more on this story. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. that performe
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Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
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Dec 1, 2012 2:05am PST
political meaning. >> it should certainly take off here in america. >> watch. and go. okay, with his suit on. that is so nasty. you know how bad you smell after that? >> probably the type of person to do that to begin with doesn't care how they smell. >> i don't know i'm just saying. excellent point, i thought it through. i thought it was funny nameless didn't want her little boy to do that, because she didn't want to clean it up. >> she's done it in the tub. >>> first lady michelle obama is showing off the christmas decorations at the white house to a bunch of war veterans and families and things, and it's always cool. they are showing off a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the white house, there's bo the dog. look at that. gingerbread likeness of the white house. >> so beautiful. >> amazing what they do. >> main attraction, of course, is the white house christmas tree. that thing is 18 1/2 feet high and is decorated by the children of military families. >> that's so nice. i would not want to be the first family during the christmas season. they have receptions every night and all they d
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Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
have lost their lives to the disease, including more than one million people in america. >>> the u.s. supreme court may announce as early as monday how it plans to deal with court challenges to gay marriage. meantime, two women are going to get married today for the first time in a same-sex marriage at west point. it will take place at the u.s. military academy's cadet chapel. if you're in the area. the ceremony comes a little more than a year after president obama ended the military policy banning openly-gay people from serving. >>> ford is recalling fusion sedans because the engines can overheat and cause fires. that's inconvenient and dangerous. the recall affects vehicles from the 2013 model year with 1.6 liter engines. this is the fourth recall in as many months for the new ford escape which just went on sale last spring. >>> it's been months since a small dog was found in a trash bag on the side of the road in louisville, kentucky. and today, as you can see, karma the dog is doing just fine. he can walk. his broken bones are healing nicely and his personality is blossoming. the
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Dec 18, 2012 9:00am EST
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Dec 18, 2012 2:05am EST
all across america, and it seems like the whole world in light of what happened, the terrible tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we're just -- hoda and i are going to just send our love to everybody here today and try to make a little bit of sense out of the senseless along the way. >> i think, you know, we've been hearing the news all weekend, and it's been so difficult to even be a bystander and listen, and i think the hard thing for all of us -- and i know even me at home -- when hurricane sandy hit, you could do something. you could send clothes, money. you could physically help them clean up. in this case you want to do something, but you're peeking into this really tragic, sad world, and the only thing i think a lot of people and parents can do is hug their kids and pray for those families, and i think there's a weird sort of -- don't you feel like a helpless feeling? you want to do something, and there's nothing worse than standing watching someone who is in pain and not being able to lean in and help. >> anybody that was complaining about anything before this happened, i
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
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Dec 27, 2012 2:05am EST
different. >> did you read that book? >> i'm the only one in america who's not read it. >> if you're in the restaurant business, you have to read those books. >> nice, all right. what do you do with that? >> now we have the juices of the sausage. >> okay. >> and now we're going to do -- >> onions. ? can i have that prosciutto, please? this is italian ham. i need garlic. >> onions already precooked? >> i did it because i didn't know how much time you were going to give me. >> but you don't have to. >> usually, you put it in now. can i have a little more oil? >> uh-huh, oil. >> thank you. because you see, this is from the sausage. >> what about this? >> a little wine, yeah. >> red cooking wine? >> that's good. >> okay. >> and we just -- >> little sauce. >> saute it down. and some pepper. and salt. >> okay. >> and then we do the star of the show. >> hoda could have done this, but that's okay. >> the star of the show are tomatoes. and it's imported tomatoes. >> of course, it is. come down here, we're making some meatballs. >> sausage already premade, the meatballs, you have to make. veal, b
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
. santa goes down to antarctica, then up south america so he doesn't come from london across. we had more time than we thought. >> buy your time. >> now they've memorized the entire globe. remember when santa was over ecuador? whew, that was close. that was close. we only had a few minutes but we put the carrots on the roof of our building because that's where santa lands with the reindeer. >> also clever. >> we left a bunch of full-sized carrots. in fact, they gnawed them down to the nubs. >> wow, that's what they needed to get through the rest of the night. >> cookies from santa? >> yes, and the milk. did a nice job. >> i gave my mom some gold earrings. this happens, you know. you get -- the presents all get unwrapped, it's chaos, and one of the earrings is suddenly missing. there ensued the proverbial hard target search throughout the house. trash was emptied, looked through. there was even a theory at one point it might have been in the egg casserole that my mom had made. we were all careful chewing. >> did you get through it? >> we were worried we would chew on the earring. will
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Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
vacation ever! pick some up where you buy groceries. america runs on dunkin'. >>> just ahead, we're getting a jump-start on your new year's resolution to lose the weight. >>> and ideas for throwing a kid friend friendly new year's eve bash. 2% on groceries. 3% on gas. automatically. no hoops to jump through. that's 1% back on... [ toy robot sounds ] 2% on pumpkin pie. and apple. 3% back on 4 trips to the airport. it's as easy as... -[ man ] 1... -[ woman ] 2... [ woman ] 3. [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news. >> good morning. things are improving behind yesterday's storm then th. we have some strong winds impacting the state today, possibly gusting up to 45 miles per hour than they temperatures in the upper 30's, low 40's this qt >>> 2012, of course, is filled with the pageantry of the olympic games in london, hard fought election and royal baby news. tomorrow and "today," we will take a look back at the biggest headline makers and how we covered them. i'm natalie morales alongside willie
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Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
tree down. let's talk new year's eve. traditions around the world include central and south america, a lot of people wear special underwear to ring in the new year. >> in brazil, they wear white and brand new underwear. i guess you want to start things off right. start fresh. >> i can sign on to this tradition. okay. don't get a close-up on me. i'm for new underwear. okay. what else? >> let's go to denmark, perhaps. people jump off chairs in unison at midnight. that's to rid people of negative spirits from the previous year. >> all right. >> good one. >> spain, natalie, you know about this one. we're going to show it. >> we're going to demo. it sounds easy to eat 12 grapes. it is not easy. >> do we have the chimes? >> we're going to do it. so 30 seconds on the clock, please. >> this should go well. >> are we going to hear this? [ chiming ] >> you can't even get them in your mouth. oh, my -- good work. >> thank you. this is what happens when you've been pounding campaign all night. you can't deliver a grape into your mouth at close range. >> i'm dead sober. how do they do this drunk?
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
. savannah, willie, back to you. >> it's in eight out of ten kitchens in america but do you know how to use your glass cookware safely? >> the duke and duchess spend their christmas with the middletons. first this is "today" on nbc. >>> other than the fruitcake, are you returning anything? >> i don't think so. my family did pretty well. santa took good care of me. you can never have the i'm returning this gift. >> you perfected your fake smile? >> yes. >> can you show us what it looks like? >> thanks. >> it's really good. i really believed you. >>> how to take the paper out of your holiday return if you're lucky enough to have to make one today. >>> and baby news for jessica simpson. first your local news. for months, i had this deep pain all over my body. it just wouldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am EST
razr m by motorola for $49.99. >>> other stories making news across america today. gun control advocates answered president obama's call for action in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. about 200 people rallied outside the washington, d.c. headquarters of the national rifle association. the demonstrators called for the powerful lobby group to stop calling for gun control reform. >>> out west, a group caused an astounding number to turn in guns. they receive the 596 guns. $200 cash was given out for each gun until the cash ran out forcing them to hand out vouchers. >>> and authorities charged 200 with hazing crimes. 19-year-old david boganburger died december 2nd. after taking place in a drinking ritual. and his alcohol level was five times the legal limit. >>> finally, crews rushed to find a man who fell 30 feet inside a water tower. the man suffered two broken legs and a broken nose but was hoisted out of the tank. >>> in and victor cruz on connecticut shooting victim jack pinto. as we showed you yesterday, cruz wrote jack pinto's name on his shoes calli
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am PST
remarkable life-changing development that's giving people back their independence. welcome, america's brain doctor, dr. paul nemiroff. it is a pleasure to have you here today. >>thank you, patrice. and thank you for the invitation. you know i'm always excited to have an opportunity to speak with people about this important breakthrough in helping to reversing memory loss. >so, doctor, tell us your story. how did you learn about this amazing development? >>you know i became aware of this a number of years ago, and i was working like a crazy 80 hours a week, doing surgery's, a family, running around doing all sorts of things i was exhausted. and i started to wonder, am i starting to lose it mentally with respect to my memory. things weren't sticking like they did before. >uh... is that a medical term? sticking? >>no, its not a medical term but it's accurate and i thought to myself was i somehow not as mentally efficient? had i burnt out some circuitry? i was really concerned because you know my brain is what i use everyday. and i did what i've done throughout my career. i began research
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
which america adopts. it could affect more than 1500 adoptions currently under way. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> four minutes after 5:00. the military world mourning the death of the man known as stormin' norman. he died yesterday from complications with pneumonia. he's best remembered as helping lead forces that kicked saddam hussein out of kuwait during the first gulf war. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and was possessed by a sense of duty. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a good friend." >>> the 41st president is still in intensive care but it appears that he's still fighting saying he's in good hands. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a little while. but that he would advise people to "put the harps back in the closet." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
senator inouye. >>> and what's on the menu? america's most expensive christmas dinner. you're watching "early today." . >>> hi, i'm stationed at airsam air base. i wanted wish a merry christmas to my son and boys. merry christmas. >> i'm in southwest asia. i wanted to wish a very merry christmas to my wife, kara, and beautiful daughters. i'll be home soon, and i hope you have a great christmas and happy new year. >> and happy holidays to you, as well. >>> here are some stories making news this morning. activists in syria see government warplanes attacked a bakery in a rebel-held town killing people including children. it appears to be one of the deadliest aerial attacks in the nearly two-year-long civil war. >>> michael crapo is sorry after been arrested and driving under the influence near washington, d.c., early sunday. >>> and in honolulu, president obama and the first lady attended a memorial service for senator daniel inouye, the world war ii veteran who died last week at age 88 after serving nearly 50 years in congress. >>> the markets will be open for a half day today a
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
from kuwait. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and possessed with a sense of duty. he was 78 years old. schwarzkopf's death sparked reaction from many prominent american politicians and military leaders. former secretary of state general colin powell said "america lost a great patriot and a great soldier. his leadership not only inspired his troops but also inspired the nation." >>> the man accused of walking into sandy hook elementary school in shenandoah county, virginia with a two by four will be in court. the incident happened last week in strasburg. 33-year-old christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on the board. police say he made general statements about school safety. nobody was hurt. johnson is now charged with disorderly conduct. >>> today is the first day of the nation's gun show in chantilly. protesters plan to be out in full force. the group code pink is preparing to demonstrate outside the dulles expo center. do you remember this? this was at that nra announcement. the group interrupted that conference last week and say they want stricter r
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am EST
happening again. now, the national rifle association has been accused of being out of touch with america even by supporters. lapierre says he believes he's offering a solution that america wants. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, than call me crazy. i tell you what the american people -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> reporter: lawmakers have acknowledged that putting armed guards in schools could be a piece of a solution, a solution they say is complex. they are divided on exactly where to go. one area where most agree is that the mental health care component needs to be addressed. reporting live in washington, i'm danielle lee. back to you. >> thanks. >>> the debate over gun control was evident throughout the washington area this weekend. a small but vocal group of gun control advocates showed up outside a gun shop in falls church calling for a ban on assault style weapons and ammunition and more fundin
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Dec 7, 2012 4:30am EST
ellipse. >>> some other stories making news across america. four holiday shoppers at a seattle macy's were hospitalized when the escalator they were riding malfunctioned. a store employee tells the seattle times she heard screaming and saw the escalator coming apart. another witness said the mechanical stairs started to buckle. the cause is being investigated. >>> in new york state fire officials are trying to figure out what caused a home to go up in flames so quickly. neighbors reportedly heard an explosion. family members inside the home were able to make it out in time, including a grandmother who had lost her own home during hurricane sandy. >>> employees at a new mexico store were shocked when they found out a semi-automatic handgun and several rounds of ammunition were packed in a frozen meat shipment. the package came from a meat packing plant in colorado and now they're working to track down the owner. >>> in san diego, forget online dating. one millionaire has purchased a billboard that reads, all i want for christmas is ayla tina girlfriend. really, buddy. along with an e-m
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Dec 27, 2012 4:30am EST
"early today." >>> welcome back. other stories making news across america. we begin were you a high-speed chase through houston. a hair-raising pursuant went across the highway and several neighborhoods before the suspected truck thief made a run for it. it was quickly shut down by a canine unit and other officers. >>> next to alabama when a powerful christmas night by a tornado was caught outside of a walgreens store. the twister hit mobile with 135-mile-an-hour winds. governor robert bentley will tour the area today. >>> a candle light vigil was held for two upstate new york firefighters killed in an ambush on christmas eve. william spengler killed two firefighters, shot two others and killed his brother before turning a gun on himself. the two men are listed in satisfactory condition. >>> a 5-year-old denver boy was heartbroken after discovering racy photos on his favorite christmas gift. >> i said, dad, this -- do you know if this is porn on here? >> we're not quite sure how the boy knew what porn was. the store took back the refurbished device and gave the child a new one with
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Dec 10, 2012 4:30am EST
news across america for you this morning. we begin with a brazen car heist that looked like a scene from a movie. a texas police dash cam rolled as a handcuffed burglary suspect turned a police vehicle into his getaway car. the man easily escapes the back seat and gets behind the wheel. he floors it and then he vanishes. police are still on the hunt for this gay. >>> texas police also searching for a pair of puppy thieves who raided a pet store. the men swiped eight puppies valued at more than $12,000. investigators believe the suspects will try to sell the dogs quickly to capitalize on the holiday shopping season. >>> a maryland homeowner literally saw armed robbers in action. but this is not your normal couple. the armed robbery was all caught on tape. the armed snatcher avoided the naughty list and police blotter by later returning frosty's appendages. thank goodness. >>> finally, folks in the nation's capital showed the holiday season is in full swing. standing near the national tree and south of the white house, the national menorah was lit sunday to celebrate hanukkah. the jew
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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
back. here are some stories making news across america. we begin with a christmas morning raid on a new mexico walmart where thieves stole over $30,000 worth of merchandise. the smash and grab heist inside the empty store admitted cash, jewelry and four rifles, all while a security guard patrolled outside. >>> next, to connecticut where a scam artist faces charges for a disturbing crime. noel alba alleged closed as the aunt of noah pozner. >>> the buy-back wave recently hit los angeles. police collected over 5,000 firearms including a rocket launcher photographed by the "l.a. times." bridgeport, connecticut will hold their second buyback program, just 90 miles from newtown. >>> in utah, many flocked to a gun control attendance. in utah one of the few states that permits licensed weapons in schools without exception. >>> and finally, a kentucky state trooper initially had no clue how 22 horse it's turned up in his front yard christmas night. he learned it wasn't the work of santa but instead said the owners came forward and said the horses escaped after a storm hit their home. >>> no
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am EST
, wildfires, and moonlight be seen by the naked eye. >>> stories making news across america on this thursday. in washington state, a 35-year-old relationship was officially legitimized a short time ago as the clock struck 12:00 out west. they became the first same sex couple to receive a marriage license in the evergreen state, a fitting honor for the couple who was featured in the ad campaign to legalize same-sex marriage. >>> newark new jersey mayor core rebooker is gearing up for his food stamp challenge. he will be on a steady diet of beans and vegetables and whatever else he can afford living on $35 of food stamps. he took on the challenge after getting into a debate with one of his twitter followers. >>> north of the border they suited up for the sled hockey. team u.s.a. earned enough wins for a spot in the semifinals. >>> sports, tipoff in the nba, bobcats, nicks. three seconds left new york's j.r. smith took the in bound pass and hit a fallaway jumper for a 100-98 win over charlotte. >>> in new orleans the lakers kobe bryant scored 29 points to be the only player in nba hist
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00am EST
400,000 wreaths are on their way to locations nationwide as part of the wreaths across america campaign. 100,000 are headed to arlington national cemetery. it started 20 years ago when a wreath company in maine had around 5,000 extra wreaths it couldn't sell. the owner decided to ship them to arlington and it's grown into a nationwide event. >> it's such a gorgeous sight. one of the first places i took my family members when they came to visit because it was beautiful to see. >> unfortunately, it won't be a pretty day to go outside and sort of enjoy all the festivities of the holiday season. cloudy skies have been a big part of our weekend. and rain chances are on the up and up. if you haven't stuck your nose out the door just yet this morning, be ready for it. it's probably going to be a fairly soggy start to your sunday. and not exactly the prettiest outdoor weather day. we've been talking about it for days how as a result would be your better weekend day. yesterday the sun gave us a brief appearance. for now we're off to a socked in, cloudy, rainy, soggy start. 51 degrees at
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
political asylum in latin america if assad is forced to flee syria. >>> with the fiscal cliff approaching, the pentagon is already planning major cuts. if a deal cannot be reached, $500 billion in jobs and programs will be cut. the pentagon spokesman says those cuts could force the defense department to abandon its new military strat george mitchell it's also likely to affect spending, as well as how the military provides for troops and their families. >>> this morning, signs that there may actually be movement on the fiscal cliff talks. kayla is live with that. >> reporter: a little bit of movement potentially. president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke by phone yesterday as democrats and republicans continue to dig their heels in over this budget standoff. there's been no announcement of any new face the face talks as lawmakers try to reach a deal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff in january. treasury secretary tim geithner tells cnbc republicans have made a little progress, but the obama administration is "absolutely ready to go over the cliff if the gop doesn't
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Dec 9, 2012 9:00am EST
nationwide as part of the wreaths across america campaign. around 100,000 are headed right here on arlington national cemetery. started 20 years ago when a wreath company in maine had 5,000 extra wreaths and couldn't sell them. the company's owner decided to ship them to arlington. it's just grown into a nationwide event. >>> a different kind of cold case in maine as police hunt for a real grinch. a supermarket puts a christmas tree outside with a tag representing a child who needs a christmas gift. surveillance video shows someone carried the tree to the truck and drove off. >> everybody in found can't believe it, shocked that -- i mean, they stole the tree, not the gifts. the gifts are in here so why steal the tree when can you go out and get one or cut it down. >> good point. store employees put up a sign with a picture of the vehicle hoping someone can help find the tree thief. >> give this thief a hand, will you? pun intended. surveillance video from a home in baltimore showed a man stealing arms off frosty the snowman lawn other thanment. come on. earlier this week this grinc
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
carrier to sell iphones and ipads. >>> next year apple will be able to officially put made in america on one of their products. ceo tim cook tells brian williams in an exclusive interview that the company plans to make one of its existing mac products in the u.s. next year although he didn't specify which product or where. over the years apple has become famous for making its products overseas, most notably, china. cook says it's time to make a change. >> this project i've talked about where we do a mac in the united states next year, this is a really good other step for us. the consumer electronics world was really never here. it's not a matter of bringing it back. it's a matter of starting it hire. >> you can see more of the interview on rock center with brian williams tonight at 10:00 right here on nbc 4 followed by news 4 at 11:00. >>> 6:16. president obama is speaking out against ongoing unrest in egypt. the white house reports the president has called egyptian president mohamed morsi to express concern about recent protests that have resulted in numerous deaths and injuries, cal
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